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Terrance Tayki Interview

 Success is not a finite resource; share it, wish it on others, and celebrate others

Terrance Takyi

Why is giving back important to you?


I was raised in an environment where giving was engrained in my belief system and core values. Giving is important to me because we live in a world where the less fortunate disproportionally outsize the well off. According to the United Nations Development Programme, nearly 1/2 of the world’s population live on less than $2.50 a day and in addition more than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day. I'm just trying to do my part in changing these statistics.

How will you shift the culture through your philanthropic endeavors?

I'm not trying to shift the culture, I am simply looking to be altruistic and hope the younger generations exhibit these values as well. Of the handful of non-profit organizations I am affiliated with, Amref Health allows me to give back in ways that are genuine to whom I am as a person. By remaining authentic, I am promoting a culture that believes in uniqueness, which will allow for creativity and innovation.



What is the biggest myth about giving back and volunteering that needs to be debunked?


That it takes years and years before you can obtain a leadership position within a non-profit organization. There are many organizations out there that are looking for people to take on leadership roles within the organization. 



What is your organization’s biggest need and how can people support?


Amref Health's biggest need at the moment is for unrestricted funding. As Africa's largest NGO focused on health, Amref sometimes needs to be able to direct funds where they are needed most especially when government funds fall short.



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